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2 Corinthians 3:1-8 NIV

1 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you?

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2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone.

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3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

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4 Such confidence we have through Christ before God.

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5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.

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6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

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The Greater Glory of the New Covenant

7 Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was,

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      8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?

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